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chris holley

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Barge
« on: March 22, 2010, 11:35:28 PM »

hi i need to make a barge very quickly by wednesday this week, it does not have to be great just needs to float, an can load stuff on to.

I.E bleach bottles an weights, only 3 to be correct, does anybody have ideas.

i did think about a flat board 2feet long with polystyrene to help it float? is this to light thanks
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tassie48

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Re: Barge
« Reply #1 on: March 23, 2010, 06:00:02 AM »

Chris try a old door, or cupboard door, from a second hand building shop this is both  cheap and ideal or cut down a old surf board,or better still a learn to swim board like a booge board,we have a barge which is two doors glued together and shaped as a barge stits on the roof racks carrys a tug or two and easey for three or four tugs to push around tassie48.
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chris holley

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Re: Barge
« Reply #2 on: March 23, 2010, 07:10:04 AM »

only needs to be small 2 feet long, an just needs to be pulled around for a few mines an then wont get used to were done
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Re: Barge
« Reply #3 on: March 23, 2010, 09:06:40 AM »

What about those plastic storage containers?

http://www.argos.co.uk/static/Product/partNumber/8753050/c_1/1|category_root|Home+and+furniture|14417894/c_2/3|cat_15701246|Storage+and+shelving|14417975.htm?engine=froogle&keyword=Pair+of+32L+Underbed+Boxes.&_$ja=tsid:11527|cc:|prd:8753050|cat:home+%26+furniture+%3E+bedroom+furniture+%3E+underbed+storage+and+storage+bags

http://www.diy.com/diy/jsp/bq/nav.jsp?action=detail&fh_secondid=9297343&ecamp=trf-005&CAWELAID=266974336
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Re: Barge
« Reply #4 on: March 23, 2010, 10:05:42 AM »

depending on the size what about ice cream tubs , the cheap tesco value type , just bolt them together.
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chris holley

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Re: Barge
« Reply #5 on: March 23, 2010, 10:16:41 AM »

nothing to big, about 2feet long 1feet wide just to hold the bottles they act as turn buoys when we race
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